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Ropark 0.25 Tablet


Overview

Ropark Tablet side effects

Common
  • Headache
  • Dizziness
  • Fainting
  • Sleepiness
  • Vomiting
  • Weakness
  • Nausea
  • Edema (swelling)
  • Abnormality of voluntary movements
  • Dyspepsia
  • Hallucination
  • Confusion
  • Viral infection

How to use Ropark Tablet

Take this medicine in the dose and duration as advised by your doctor. Swallow it as a whole. Do not chew, crush or break it. Ropark 0.25 Tablet is to be taken with food.

How Ropark Tablet works

Ropark 0.25 Tablet works by increasing the action of dopamine, a chemical messenger that is needed to control movement in the brain.

Ropark Tablet related warnings

Alcohol
UNSAFE
Ropark 0.25 Tablet may cause excessive drowsiness with alcohol
Pregnancy
CONSULT YOUR DOCTOR
Ropark 0.25 Tablet may be unsafe to use during pregnancy. Although there are limited studies in humans, animal studies have shown harmful effects on the developing baby. Your doctor will weigh the benefits and any potential risks before prescribing it to you. Please consult your doctor.
Lactation
CONSULT YOUR DOCTOR
Ropark 0.25 Tablet is probably unsafe to use during breastfeeding. Limited human data suggests that the drug may pass into the breastmilk and harm the baby.
Ropark 0.25 Tablet suppresses serum prolactin and may interfere with breastfeeding.
Driving
UNSAFE
Ropark 0.25 Tablet may decrease alertness, affect your vision or make you feel sleepy and dizzy. Do not drive if these symptoms occur.
Kidney
CAUTION
Ropark 0.25 Tablet should be used with caution in patients with severe kidney disease. Dose adjustment of Ropark 0.25 Tablet may be needed. Please consult your doctor.
Liver
CAUTION
Ropark 0.25 Tablet should be used with caution in patients with liver disease. Dose adjustment of Ropark 0.25 Tablet may be needed. Please consult your doctor.
Use of Ropark 0.25 Tablet is not recommended in patients with the severe liver disease.

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Expert Advice

  • You have been prescribed Ropark 0.25 Tablet to treat your symptoms of Parkinson's disease and/or restless leg syndrome.
  • It can be taken with or without food. Taking it with food may reduce nausea.
  • For restless leg syndrome, take this medicine 2 to 3 hours before bedtime.
  • Avoid activities that require you to be alert, such as driving a car until you know how this medication affects you.
  • When you first start taking Ropark 0.25 Tablet, it may cause sudden drop in your blood pressure when you change positions. To lower the chance of feeling dizzy or passing out, rise slowly if you have been sitting or lying down.
  • Inform your doctor if you develop compulsive behaviors that are hard to control, such as binge eating, gambling, spending money, and sexual urges.
  • Talk to your doctor in case you develop hallucinations or other changes in your behavior.
  • Do not stop taking the medication suddenly without talking to your doctor.

Interaction with Drugs

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Patient Concerns

Questions Related to Ropark

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Is there have any medicine 4 PDHi sir ,good afternoonMy father is suffering from Parkinson's disease since last 3years.Recently he is taking syndopa plus revemer 3,Ropark 25 and amantrelI am not getting any positive results
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My father has parkinson's disease from last 12 year. In last 2012 he got severe pneumonia and has been admitted in AIIMS .He was treated with various antibiotics.he came out but got bed ridden after that.From last few year he just sit on his own. he is currently taking bexol 1mg three times, syndopa 125 plus 3 times, ropark XL 3 times.now from few year he got hallucination and cound not sleep in night and constantly talking in night(Some Nights not always).During his stay in AIIMS Dr. prescribed quetiapine 12.5 mg which he is not currently taking.please advice some medicien so that he atleast can sleep at night.
Dr. Vikas Sharma
Neurologist
Start Oleanz 2.5 mg at nite
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FAQs

Q. What are the warning symptoms that should prompt me to discontinue therapy?

You may develop several warning symptoms that would suggest that the treatment needs to be discontinued. You may develop compulsive behavior such as gambling, increase in sex drive, compulsive shopping and eating. You may notice that your symptoms are getting worse (start earlier than usual or are more intense, affect other parts of the body, such as the arms, and symptoms return early in morning). If you notice these symptoms, consult your doctor immediately.

Q. How long does Ropark take to work?

You may be able to see improvement within a week. However, it may take longer and differs from individual to individual.

Q. Can I stop taking Ropark if I do not see any improvement in my symptoms?

No, you should not stop taking Ropark on your own as you may experience anxiety, depression, lack of interest, tiredness, sweating and severe pain in the leg. The dose should be reduced slowly. In some patients, it may take longer to see improvement but not beyond 12 weeks. Talk to your doctor if you want to stop it.

Q. Can I take gabapentin and Ropark together?

Yes, you can take gabapentin and Ropark together. However, be careful as taking these two medicines together may cause excessive drowsiness, dizziness and decrease your mental alertness. So, you may have to avoid driving, operating machinery or working at heights while taking the two medicines together.

Q. Is Ropark used for pain?

No, Ropark is not used to relieve pain. It acts by increasing the levels of a chemical messenger (dopamine) in the brain, which is deficient in case of restless leg syndrome. This, in turn, relieves the discomfort and reduces the involuntary limb movements that disrupt night-time sleep.

Q. How often can I take Ropark?

For restless leg syndrome, take Ropark once a day. It is usually taken just before bedtime, but you can take it up to 3 hours before going to bed. For Parkinson’s disease, it is usually taken three times a day.

Q. Is Ropark safe?

Yes, Ropark is safe if taken in the dose and duration advised by your doctor. It is a well-tolerated medicine. The common side effects of Ropark are nausea, dizziness, headache, and sleepiness which are typically worse during the first two weeks of treatment and may require dose reduction but rarely discontinuation of drug.

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